Co-op: Asociación Civil Guaya’b
Altitude: 1650 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuai
Processing Method: washed
Aroma: brown sugar, vanilla, milk chocolate
Taste: sugar cane, orange, pure
Finish: sweet, clean
“Since we began selling at the Fair Trade price we have seen a big improvement in our quality of life. Cooperative members can now afford to buy clothes and medicine for their families, and they benefit from the new programs the cooperative has implemented with revenue from Fair Trade sales.” –Antonio Carmelo Camposeco, Guaya’b President
The cooperative currently consists of 330 members, 316 of whom are of indigenous descent. Current Fair Trade projects include:
- Medical Insurance Guaya’b cooperative members voted to finance medical insurance for members and their families.
- Low Interest Micro Loans Guaya’b cooperative members are provided with low-interest loans.
- Income from Additional Crops Guaya’b members have invested premium funds into growing peanuts, fruit and peppers for sale in local markets.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.
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